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The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) requests public comments on many types of draft documents: Basin Plan amendments, adoption of TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), NPDES permits, Waste Discharge Requirements, Site Cleanup Requirements, Enforcement Orders, California Environmental Quality Act documents and more. This page contains links to public notices for projects currently in a public comment period. In addition, you will find links to pages containing support materials (fact sheets, regulation text, etc.) below the public notices.

You may also visit the Water Board Meeting Calendar for information about comment periods, public hearings and meetings.


Laws and Regulations Relevant to Current Public Proceedings

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Basin Planning and TMDLs


San Vicente Creek and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Bacteria Project
The Tentative Resolution and Staff Report for (1) the Water Quality Improvement Plan for bacteria in San Vicente Creek, and (2) proposed revision to the list of water bodies as required in section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act are posted below. The 30-day public comment period closed on April 4, 2016. This item will be considered for adoption by the Water Board at a Public Hearing on May 11, 2016.


Proposed General WDRs and Draft Mitigated Declaration for Confined Animal Facilities


  • For public notices and draft documents for review on NPDES related matter, please see Proposed (Tentative) Orders for Consideration by the Board.

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

The Water Board is considering approval of Santa Clara County's Local Agency Management Plan (LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. The LAMP is applicable to all OWTS in Santa Clara County. Approval of the LAMP will find that the LAMP is in compliance with the State Water Board's 2012 OWTS Policy, and authorize Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health to permit and regulate OWTS within the County in accord with the LAMP. Water Board staff have prepared a Memorandum describing the matter and recommending approval of the LAMP. The public comment period is closed.

Site Cleanup

A proposed Tentative Order is being considered for the former Glovatorium, Inc. property located in Oakland, Alameda County. The Order (Site Cleanup Requirements) would require completion of the remedial investigation and preparation of a remedial action plan. Following the comment period ending June 30, 2015, Regional Water Board staff will consider comments received and determine whether the Order should be issued administratively by the Executive Officer or adopted by the Regional Water Board following a public hearing. The hearing was continued to a future date to be determined.

A Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is being considered for Thompson Development, Inc., City of Novato, Marin County. The RAP describes remediation activities to improve subsurface soil and groundwater conditions to meet residential cleanup standards in preparation for the development of Hamilton Square Townhomes at 970 C Street, City of Novato. A RAP, Sampling and Analysis Plan, and Soil Management Plan comprise the entire RAP and are available for review. The public comment period is closed.

A Draft Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and Associated Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (included as Appendix D of the RAP) are being considered for the Northeast Area of the Potrero Power Plant Site and a Portion of the Southeast Area of Pier 70, former Potrero Power Plant, 1201 Illinois Street, City and County of San Francisco. The RAP describes remediation activities which include in-situ solidification and limited excavation/offsite disposal of soil to address impacts primarily resulting from former manufactured gas operations. The comment period is now closed. Comments may be submitted orally or in writing (by letter or e-mail) to:

    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
    Attn: Mark Johnson
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, CA 94612


The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board has prepared this Fact Sheet to inform the community of a revised corrective action plan (CAP) for the SFPP, L.P. Concord Station bulk fuel terminal located at 1550 Solano Street in Concord, Contra Costa County. The revised CAP presents the proposed onsite and offsite cleanup actions to address petroleum impacted soil, soil gas, and groundwater resulting from historical operations.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Comment Period Project Name City/County
5/10/2016 - 5/31/2016 San Francisquito Creek Flood Reduction, Ecosystem Restoration, and Recreation Project, (Revised Plans Pursuant to 401 Certification Issued 4/7/15) Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
5/10/2016 - 5/31/2016 Redwood Creek Bank Stabilization at Hendry Ranch Napa, Napa Co.
5/10/2016 - 5/31/2016 Vallejo Marina Dredging Project - 2016 Vallejo, Solano Co.
5/10/2016 - 5/31/2016 Calero County Park Pond and Wetland Restoration Project San Jose, Santa Clara Co.
5/10/2016 - 5/31/2016 Shell Marine Terminal Wharf Approachway Repairs (Motems) Martinez, Contra Costa Co.
5/10/2016 - 5/31/2016 Simmons Lane Wall Repair Novato, Marin Co.
5/19/2016 - 6/9/2016 Bear Gulch Upper Diversion Fish Passage Woodside, San Mateo Co.
5/19/2016 - 6/9/2016 India Basin Sediment and Soil Characterization Program San Francisco, San Francisco Co.
5/19/2016 - 6/9/2016 San Lorenzo Creek Remediation and Bank Stabilization Project Castro Valley, Alameda Co.
5/19/2016 - 6/9/2016 Moraga Landslide Moraga, Contra Costa Co.
5/20/2016 - 6/20/2016 City of Livermore Stream Maintenence Program Livermore, Alameda Co.
5/26/2016 - 6/16/2016 Alviso Pump Station San Jose, Santa Clara Co.
5/26/2016 - 6/16/2016 North Marin Line Stabilization Project Lagunitas, Marin Co.
5/26/2016 - 6/16/2016 Glen Echo Creek Stabilization - Klein Property Oakland, Alameda Co.
5/26/2016 - 6/16/2016 Larkspur Sanitary Sewer Pipe Repair Larkspur, Marin Co.

Resolutions for Consideration by the Board

Urban Stormwater

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) invites public comments on the following: Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) specific permit requirements for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities, Order No. 2014-0057-DWQ, NPDES Permit No. CAS000001, as directed by Section VI and Attachment E of the General Permit. After receiving public comment, the Regional Water Board will submit the proposed TMDL - permit specific requirements to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) for the State Water Board to consider adoption and incorporation into the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Storm Water Discharges associated with Industrial Activities (Order No. 2014-0057-DWQ). The Regional Water Board will take no formal action regarding the proposed TMDL-specific permit language. Written comments must be submitted no later than March 31, 2016, by 5:00 p.m. to the attention of Christine Boschen, by email at Christine.Boschen@waterboards.ca.gov, or by mail at San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400, Oakland, CA, 94612.